Bachelorette 2’s Meredith, Ian break up.

Bachelorette 2’s Meredith, Ian break up.
The couple that found one another on The Bachelorette 2 has split up. Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee did what most couples do and gave a statement to Extra, saying, “Our relationship began with great expectations for a happy ending, but unfortunately things didn’t work out as we had hoped. What we experienced together was incredible and we are both sad to see it end.” That brings the spin-off show’s relationship total to 1 out of 2, and the entire franchise’s total to two successful relationships out of eight. (The two are Trista and Ryan, and Mary and Byron–although that couple is fresh out of the gate, so there’s still plenty of time for them to break up.) Maybe Bachelorette 3 Jen can do better and not fail. Again.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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